Bhojpuri actor Amrita Pandey dies by suicide; probe underway

A popular Bhojpuri actor, Amrita Pandey, died by suicide on April 27.

According to media reports, the actor was found dead in her apartment in Bihar’s Bhagalpur.

Before her death, the actor had updated her WhatsApp status with a cryptic post. The status read: “Do naav me savaar thi uski zindagi, humne apni naav duba ke uska safar aasaan kar diya”. This is loosely translated as his/her life was saliling on two boats, we made the journey easy by sinking one.

The police haven’t found a suicide note yet.

The actor, who was also part of some Bollywood movies, shows and web series apart from Bhojpuri films, was living in Mumbai with her animation engineer husband. She had gone to Bhagalpur to attend a family function.

According to the family members of the deceased actor, Amrita was worried about her career and was depressed. She was reportedly undergoing treatment for depression.

According to an NDTV report, a senior police officer said a high-level investigation will be conducted into the death. A police team has been formed and family members are being questioned.